2013 AFT-WISCONSIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
AFT-Wisconsin is a very diverse union; however, we highly value and honor education. As such, we offer scholarships for members' children and grandchildren of current or retired AFT-W members who will be attending technical colleges or universities. This year two $1,000 university scholarships were awarded.
Benjamin Forster, son of Cynthia Forster, UW Stevens Point Academic Representation Council, received our first $1,000 scholarship. He graduated from Stevens Point Area High School with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society serving as treasurer his senior year, was a class officer for three years and received several nominations for awards for his scholastic excellence. Benjamin participated in Youth in Government, was the co-captain of the tennis team, and a member of the Key Club. He also volunteered for many community projects including the YMCA haunted house, Salvation Army bell ringing, and holiday basket giving. Benjamin also found time to work 15-20 hours per week at the Springfield Eatery and Pub and Chili's Restaurant in Plover. He will attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to major in accounting and eventually obtain his CPA.
Our second $1,000 university scholarship was awarded to Jenna Green who graduated from Hortonville High School. While in high school she also attended the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Her mother is a member of Local 6259, Hortonville Federation of Teachers. In high school, Jenna participated in cross country, track and field, marching band, National Honor Society, basketball and the Boy's and Girl's Brigade. She was a swim instructor at the YMCA and a basketball camp counselor. She, too, plans to attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she will obtain an undergraduate degree in kinesiology. Following that, her plans involve getting a doctorate in physical therapy specializing in orthopedics. Her long range goal is to own her own clinic.